About Spark

The purpose of Calgary's science centre (?Spark?) is unwavering. Spark exists to make lives - and the world - better through an affinity for science. Through visits to Spark, and encounters with Spark in the community and online around the world, people are lifted up by the positive power of curiosity, experimentation and creativity. Spark is a registered charity.

The outcome is profound. Spark helps people of all ages fuel up for the future because at Spark, science, technology and invention are embedded in cultural experiences. This creates new points of access to the disciplines at the core of innovation. Sparks teams transform lives and inspire the future.

Beakerhead is now apart of the Spark Science Centre family.

Position Overview

Beakerhead is currently recruiting for two (2) full-time contract Coordinator, Events. The Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating all the major logistical requirements, production elements, and infrastructure for Beakerhead for the annual festival that takes place September. The Coordinator reports directly to the Executive Director of Beakerhead and will work closely with them alongside the Operations Architect. This will be a 14 week full-time contract and is apart of the Canada's summer jobs grant program.

Key Responsibilities

  • Support coordinating all major logistical requirements, production elements, and infrastructure for Beakerhead Including critical paths, production schedules, and show flows, risk management, accessibility, and environmental plans utilizing the project management system and the full GSuite of products.
  • Liaising with City of Calgary Departments and agencies to ensure all necessary documents, permits, licensing and inspections are acquired, in compliance, completed and in place in alignment with all timelines, including road closures, building permits, and site electrical.
  • Specific focus will be given to managing and executing logistical elements for Beakerhead, including site plan development (CAD drafting), contractor and vendor liasoning.
  • Logistical execution of entertainment stages including show flow development, artist transportation, technical rider advancement, audio/visual coordination, scenic/staging development (Drapery backdrops, etc.)
  • Work in collaboration with the Beakerhead production team in successful execution of project plan supporting the production of Beakerhead installations, programming, artists, and logistics.

· Ensure personal and team activities are aligned with business and strategic goals of Spark as a whole.

· Model high performance, flexibility and kindness in a rapidly changing growth environment.

· Other duties as required and assigned.

Qualifications & Knowledge

· A minimum of 6 months experience in event coordination.

· Fluency in Microsoft Office and Google Doc Suite.

· Fluency in Microsoft office and Google docs editor suite and able to use most platforms.

· A proven track record of adding value to an organization's culture and initiatives.

· A positive attitude!

· Desire to work on a high performing team with a continuous upgrading culture to achieve high impact results. Fluidity and a desire to work hard and grow are essential.

· A high degree of creativity with the ability to leave your ego at the door.

· Willingness to learn and adapt to change.

Closing Date: Will remain open until all positions are filled.

Hourly Rate: $23.00 per hour.

Please note:This roles is apart of the Summer Job Grant.

Eligibility as per the Government of Canada Summer Job Grant:

· The youth hire must be between the ages of 15-30 years of age.

· The youth hire must consent to be part of the summer job grant in order to proceed.

· International students as are not eligible participants. Those awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Don't meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women, people of colour, and persons with disabilities are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Spark, we are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workplace so if you are excited about this role, please apply! Excitement and passion for science can go a long way here so you may be just the right candidate for this or other roles at Spark.

Job Types : Full-time, Fixed term contract


  • Evening shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekend availability

Application question(s):

  • Do you have minimum 6 months experience in Event Coordination?

Work Location: One location

Additional Information

Calgary, AB, Canada
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